They were, apparently, still accepting non-refundable charges for subscriptions to magazines that will never arrive while Peggy posted that.
Also, someone slipped up and mentioned a new program on the boards...
I think this 'industry insider' advertising program is fairly new, and just started sometime around January. When I was asking mothering.com about how I could best let women know about my services, this is what they suggested. I wondered if it might be strange for me to be posting in the DDC, but I figured that since this is the program I signed up for that that's what I'm supposed to do! I only provide information and do not overtly say anything about my services in any of my posts. I figure if people find what I have to say interesting or helpful, then they can check out my website and my services from the links provided in my 'industry insider' signature. If you are finding this concept weird, maybe you can let mothering.com know.
So, yeah. They are now allowing paid advertisers to pose as regular board members.
So, to play google catch:
mothering sells out
mdc sells out
If you'd like to vent about your treatment there or share your MDC stories there's a whole section for it at TWWS. Along with a community that will treat you like a grown woman, instead of a child to be advertised to.